Rockefeller Center

45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

4.5

Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 high-rise commercial buildings covering 89,000 m2 between 48th and 51st Streets. Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan. It is famous for its annual Christmas tree lighting. It was the largest private building project ever undertaken in modern times. Construction of the 14 buildings in the Art Deco style were completed and opened in 1939. The current Center is a combination of two building complexes: the original 14 Art Deco office and a set of four International-style towers built along the west side of Avenue of the Americas. Rockefeller Center represents a turning point in the history of architectural sculpture: it is among the last major building projects in the United States to incorporate a program of integrated public art. The most famous skyscraper in the center is 30 Rockefeller Plaza, which appears in many modern artworks.

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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Reviews

  • Satyendranath Das

    5
    - 04 June 2018 -

    Home to "Top of the Rock" Observation Deck, NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall and much more, Rockefeller Center is a national historic landmark in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Shop, dine and explore at one of New York's most inspiring locations. Viewing the New York City from "Top of the Rock" Observation Deck at 69th floor of Rockefeller Center is a wonderful experience. We were spell bound when we reached the 69 floor observation deck literally flown by a high speed lift with ceiling video. The beautiful New York City is perfectly presented for our eyes to behold !

  • Leon Carson

    4
    - 02 June 2018 -

    The buildings have beautiful lobbies. Atlas with the world on his shoulders is one of my favorites. But Rock Center is really the best when the ice skating rink is open. And better still with the tree and Xmas decorations. If it's a clear day, the bar on top, next to the Rainbow Room, is the best view you will ever have with a drink in your hands.

  • Ohin Haque

    5
    - 31 May 2018 -

    In 1930 has began  implementing of a project which envisaged construction of 19 buildings in Art Deco in Manhattan. Today, this architectural complex is among the finest in New York. It is the work of the Rockefeller family. Hence the name – Rockefeller Center. The most respectable of all is the building of General Electric. It rises to a height of 266 meters above the city skyline and has 70 floors. Today this impressive skyscraper is an obligatory stop for visitors to New York. This complex is a masterpiece of modern urban architecture and contributes to the cosmopolitan radiation of the global financial capital. Each year in December at the Rockefeller Center you can find the most beautiful and shiny Christmas tree in America.

  • Martin Homer

    5
    - 22 May 2018 -

    What a fantastic experience. Did the Top of the Rock trip to get what we hoped would be fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline and the Empire State building, and this delivers. Clearly this trip needs the weather and we fell lucky. Two pieces of advice. Book in advance and go as early as possible. We booked for 09:10 and had a full hour just staring at the views. As we went back down the place was packed. Great attraction.

  • Ethan Silver

    5
    - 20 May 2018 -

    The Rockefeller Center is great! The stores there are very interesting, and it’s in a very central location. The garden looks absolutely stunning, and the story behind the Rockefeller is an interesting one. The statue is super cool looking, and the Center allows for easy movement to Fifth Ave. All the artwork and mosaics along the sides of the buildings are quite nice, as well as the LEGO recreations. A warning though, if you plan on going on top of the rock, you’ll be met with an incredibly long line.

  • Larkin Palmer

    5
    - 17 May 2018 -

    So fun to go to the Top of the Rock! Expensive but worth it. It was raining when we went so the employees told us we could change our tickets if it didn’t stop by the time we were going up. The rain and clouds cleared up though so we got a great view. My husband suggests this over the Empire State Building since the Rock isn’t much to look at, but you get a great view of the Empire State from it. There’s slots between the glass wall on the overlooks so it’s easy to take clear pictures, just don’t drop your phone!!

  • Sergio Rosales

    5
    - 12 May 2018 -

    Whoa, you have to go. Unforgettable experience. Beautiful view. Whatever I say is just a little of what you see when you take the elevator and go up there. We make reservations for getting a place, they give you the day and time. It was full of people but very well organized. As I said, unforgettable.

  • Keith Magill

    5
    - 12 May 2018 -

    Amazing views from the Top of the Rock. Get there at least an hour before sunset to get great photos. (The photos below are mine using a Canon 6D).Normal sized tripods not allowed, but mini ones are. This can be placed on the stone plinths that support the railings on the very top section that is above the main observation deck. There are places to eat and souvenir shops at usual tourist prices. Externally, the Rockefeller is not as attractive as the Empire State Building, but inside there is more to see. Highly recommended.

  • Pranav Bhatt

    5
    - 02 February 2018 -

    Visited during Christmas to see the tree. The overall atmosphere there brings you in the holiday mood if you are not already. The light show on the Saks is a treat. I am impressed the way police manage such a huge crowd day in day out during holidays. Police help out in every way. Restrooms are the only issue but if you plan properly, you could manage that too :)

  • Eric Rice

    4
    - 15 January 2018 -

    Pretty convenient place to sit around and relax. Super packed during holidays...especially Christmas. The restaurant that has a view of the ice is pretty good. Convenient access to the subway, and there are some decent stores and food places as well. I also recommend checking out the top of the rock. It's way better than the empire State building in terms of view and comfort.

  • Andy Marks

    - 24 May 2018 -

    Art, architecture, food, top of the rock for views of the city

  • Eliknahy Alvarez

    - 08 April 2018 -

    If you want a perfect picture you should be early

  • Gábor Paulusz

    - 09 March 2018 -

    Best tour with our guide Lindsey I've ever had in the US. She was funny and informative. If you take the tour ask for the tour which she guides.

  • Can Erdem

    - 03 January 2018 -

    Top of the rock and nbc studios

  • Victoria Goulart

    - 02 January 2018 -

    Even though it’s really crowded during holidays season, it’s still a must go place, with all the Christmas decoration.

  • Alan Treadway

    - 27 December 2017 -

    Love the ice-skating rink!

  • Jon Morris

    - 19 December 2017 -

    Iconic plaza, but can get very packed when the tree is up. Take a trip around the corner and go up to Top of the Rock, they have the best views in the city!

  • Mike D

    - 12 December 2017 -

    Iconic building in the heart of New York City! Take the tours and see a show!

  • Mary Pitt

    - 12 December 2017 -

    Love the Rockefeller Christmas Tree . It is definitely Christmas time in New York.🌲🌲🌲🌲

  • Reham 🌧

    - 14 October 2017 -

    It's a must! Especially in Christmas

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